Definitions

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  • n. A bacterial infection of citrus trees

Etymologies

From the Mandarin 黃龍病 (Chinese: yellow dragon disease) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The bacterial disease is also known as huanglongbing HLB or yellow dragon disease.

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  • The disease -- which is also called huanglongbing or yellow dragon disease -- has already caused catastrophic damage to orange growing operations in Florida and Brazil, the report said.

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  • The Asian citrus psylid is not a problem in itself, but carries an incurable bacterial disease called huanglongbing (HLB).

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  • Inspectors trapped the bugs in Sacramento, sent them off to a lab, and determined they were not carriers of citrus greening disease, also called huanglongbing, or HLB.

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  • Jamaica's ministry of agriculture said Tuesday that it ordered the closure of the nurseries and banned the sale of all citrus plants in order to protect the $43 million industry from the citrus greening disease known as HLB huanglongbing.

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  • This video provides information about the citrus disease, huanglongbing also known as citrus greening.

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  • Initial tests on whether the aphid-sized bugs carried the citrus-killing huanglongbing disease were inconclusive.

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  • Officials said Wednesday it is the first time the huanglongbing disease has been detected on an Asian citrus psyllid west of the Rockies.

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  • Psyllids in Orange County tested negative for huanglongbing, also known as citrus greening disease, which spoils the flavor of the fruit and ultimately kills the tree.

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  • Agriculture and Fisheries has revealed that the citrus huanglongbing/citrus greening has now been detected in Clarendon.

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  • The internationally accepted name for citrus greening disease. It is spread by sap-sucking Asian citrus psyllids that carry the Candidatus bacterium that causes the disease.

    August 28, 2009